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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Agyrtidae - Primitive Carrion Beetles

Scarab, I think! - Necrophilus hydrophiloides Agyrtid - Ipelates latus cow carcass larva - Necrophilus hydrophiloides Beetle - Ipelates latus Beetle: Woodshed camper - Necrophilus hydrophiloides Ipelates latus? - Ipelates latus California beetle ID - 1 - Necrophilus hydrophiloides Coleoptera  - Necrophilus hydrophiloides
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea (Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles)
Family Agyrtidae (Primitive Carrion Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
includes Lyrosominae and Pterolominae (used to be treated as subfamilies of Silphidae)(1)
Explanation of Names
Agyrtidae Thomson 1859
Numbers
11 spp. in 6 genera in our area, ~70 spp. in 8 genera worldwide(1)(2)
Range
holarctic, mostly in cool regions around the Pacific(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Order Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Ślipiński S.A., Leschen R.A.B., Lawrence J.F. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 203–208.